News & Events:Washington Post First Person Singular: John W. Boyd, Jr.
It’s been an uphill battle, not only for myself, but for thousands of other black farmers from around the country.
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Dr. John Boyd, Jr. at a glance
John W. Boyd, Jr. is a fourth-generation black farmer, businessman and civil rights activist. He is a founder and president of the non-profit National Black Farmers Association, a position that has frequently placed him in the national spotlight.
- United States Secretary of Agriculture Nominee
- USA Today Person of the Week
- JET Man of the Month
- Ebony Most Influential People
- National Black Farmers Association President